November 23 1906
Jersey Hill, Auburn Twp. - Don't forget the oyster supper at the Hall at Auburn Centre, Thanksgiving night. On account of only part of the numbers being in, the quilt was not given away at the pie social, but will be given away at the oyster supper. Come for a good time and excellent supper. Proceeds for Rev. Fiske.
Brooklyn - Rev. Drury will hold a Thanksgiving service at the Universalist church on Thursday morning at 11. "Are we appreciative as a people" The service will be followed by the ladies' fair and chicken pie dinner in the basement. AND Miss Alice Lee has been visiting at Dr. Wilson's. We congratulate Miss Lee upon the series of stories from her pen, now being printed in the Youth's Companion. The scene is laid in a Wyoming mining camp, which she recently visited.
Rush - S.B. Roberts, the well-known Rush photographer, is getting out some very fine post card views of scenes in that vicinity. The business has grown steadily and he now gives considerable time to this class of work.
Clifford - The raising of the sidewalks and filling the street between with broken stone and gravel, has made a great improvement in front of our hotel, Finn's store, Harrel's store and Dr. A.E. Hager's office.
Susquehanna - In accordance with the other extensive improvements all along the line of the Erie, this place is coming in for its share. Within a few months will be constructed here on the bank of the Susquehanna river, new storage track, a new roundhouse, and a number of new shops. For a long time the land north of the present tracks was of no value, owing to the freshets [floods] in the river, but already a large retaining wall has been built along the bank at this point. The well is 446 feet long, 10 feet wide at the base and narrowing down to 21/2 ft. at top and about 30 ft. in height. Much of the ground so enclosed has been filled in and there is now ready for use enough territory to permit the erection of the new shops. The largest of the new repair buildings is the roundhouse, which is to contain 29 stalls, each 95 feet deep. These stalls open on to an 80-ft. turntable, which will be operated by a motor. Close by this, toward the river, will be built a modern machine shop containing all of the machinery necessary for modern repair work. A little further west is a powerhouse equipped with two 4-horse power engines and a water tank with a capacity of 500,000 gallons, which is one of the largest on the line of the road. In the yard will be erected a modern oil house and engineers' tool room and general store house. Further to the west will be built a sand house, two sand towers, a water crane for engines going in or out of the roundhouse, and coal pit with a crane track.
Montrose - Miss Sallie Courtright had a narrow escape. She was suffering from [a] toothache and had a cloth to her face, containing chloroform, and its fumes overcame her, and medical attention and the best of care was necessary to save her.
Liberty Twp. - On the farm of Jas. Adams, on Snake Creek, is an 18-inch vein of coal which for several years the people in that vicinity have been digging out and burning. Those who have seen some coal have become considerably interested in it of late and are agitating the organization of a company for the purpose of prospecting in the vicinity of Steam Hollow for both oil and coal. Those interested claim that there is every indication of oil and coal there and they think that the vein which starts on the Adams farm could be located and that a stock company organized for that purpose would have no trouble in disposing of enough stock to do the prospecting.
Uniondale - We had two days of good sleighing, which the people made good use of. To-day they were obliged to use their wagons again in the mud. AND Miss Bertha Dimmick is doing house work for Mrs. R. Hoel, who is living in rooms at Terrace Cottage. Mrs. Hoel is a consumptive and is trying the cold air cure. She spends about 20 hours out of 24 out of doors, facing the winds and storms, when I would rather die in a warm, comfortable room. [Mrs. Roma Hoel died in March of 1907, age 39.]
Thompson - S.D. Barnes has sold his grist mill property to G.F. Spencer. Mr. Spencer owned this plant some years ago and will be at home with the patrons of the mill. He has taken possession of the business and his family is already in his fine residence, moving up from Uniondale where they have resided for a year or two. Mr. Spencer has not sold his milling business at Uniondale and will run the two plants for a time.
Hopbottom - The apple evaporator, which has been running here for several months, has closed for the season.
Elk Lake - Miss Mary Arnold has been having the Stevens store building changed into sheds for horses, which will be a great accommodation to the public.
Franklin Forks - Fred Van Houten has moved his [photo] studio from this place to Hallstead.
New Milford - Everett S. Garrett, one of the best known business men in the county, died early last Saturday morning at his home. Mr. Garrett was a man who had a high sense of honor and who possessed the esteem of all with whom he came in contact.
Dimock - A.W. Newton has sold one of his horses to Homer Smith, to drive on the mail route from Montrose to Dimock.
Harford - The Aid Society of the Congregational church will serve a roast pig supper, Saturday evening, Nov. 25 from 5 to 9 at the home of H. S. Esterbrook. Price 25 cents. Menu: Roast Pig, Mashed Potatoes, Squash, Biscuits, Cranberry Sauce, Jellies, Celery, Pickles, Ice Cream, Cake, Tea, Coffee.
Great Bend - Miss Lulu VanAuken has gone to Binghamton where she has secured a fine position, being an expert silk weaver.
News Briefs: "Notice," says an exchange. "This fall when you think a woman is coming toward you she is very likely going from you. They are wearing their waists buttoned in the back and their skirts down in front. Their hats have broad brims in the back and little narrow brims in front. Everything they put on this fall is put on backwards."